“O Night Most Holy” – An Advent Hymn

Set to the tune of “Be Thou My Vision,” here are the lyrics to a Christmas hymn I’ve written, called “O Night Most Holy.”

“O Night Most Holy”
For Advent 2019

VERSE 1
O night most holy,
Do you hear that cry—
Sound of salvation
That fills up the sky?
Word of the Father
Now dwelling with man,
Born to young Mary
In Bethlehem.

VERSE 2
O what a chorus
Of praise at his birth:
Angels in heaven and
Shepherds on earth.
Words of the prophets
Fulfilled in this boy,
Shout from the mountains
Good news of great joy!

VERSE 3
O Son of heaven,
Thy vict’ry we sing,
Death on a cross and
Yet where is its sting?
For on the third day,
Thou rose up in might.
Into the darkness
Thou art the true light.

VERSE 4
O Hope of nations!
All blessing and praise,
All pow’r and honor,
All glory, always
Be to the Savior
Whose birth we adore,
Knowing, confessing
That Jesus is Lord.

In 2018, I wrote “There Is a Manger” to the tune of “There Is a Fountain,” and in 2016, I wrote “Come, Thou Word” to the tune of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”

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